Wednesday, November 3, 2010

1922 - Acid Test

"Hamden, Conn. - Literal application of the 'acid test' was made by burglars who ransacked the house of J. A. Gilles while the family was absent. The burglars carried acid with which to test the quality of the family plate and after discarding such silverware as did not measure up to the standards, took tableware valued at $3,000. Fur coats and seal skin garments were taken at face value."

Date: July 22, 1922
Location: South Dakota
Paper: Aberdeen American